BSSAR is a not-for-profit community organization staffed by a dedicated group of volunteers. When called out through the Gallatin County Dispatch Center (911) we provide our expertise and equipment under the direction of an Incident Commander; usually a Sheriff’s Deputy. In Montana the Sheriff’s Department is responsible for all backcountry rescues. BSSAR is one part of several Gallatin County SAR Teams. Our primary response area is the Gallatin and Madison Ranges of southwest Montana. We frequently assist other Gallatin and Madison County teams, and they help us. We also assist other agencies and counties when requested.

Learn more at bssar.org »
Photos courtesy of Big Sky Search & Rescue.

Funds Awarded
by Fiscal Year

FY21 / Spring – $4,150
FY20 /
$23,500
FY19 / $25,000
FY18 / $33,000
FY17 / $16,000
FY16 / $35,000
FY15 / $31,000
FY14 / $15,400
FY13 / $12,000
FY12 / $10,000
FY11 / $52,200
FY10 / $14,700
FY09 / $121,950
FY08 / $240,270
FY07 / $19,275
FY06 / $18,540
FY05 / $10,780
FY04 / $19,350
FY03 / $21,735
FY02 / $18,000
FY01 / $15,160
FY00 / $6,500
FY99 / $7,000